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Christ at Mass Reflection (May 10, 2020)

The first words in today’s gospel are “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Pretty interesting words at a time when we all have health, family, employment and/or financial stresses to deal with as a result of Covid 19. So, how do we not let our hearts be troubled during these strange times?  Let me suggest two ways. Times like this, when we are deprived of things we are used to doing or having, can either solicit resentment for the…

Coronavirus: All Masses to Be Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

In response to local authorities’ rules and suggestions, Bishop Sullivan has suspended public access to all Masses within the Diocese of Camden effective Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Mass will still be celebrated at St. Damien Parish and all intentions will be offered, but they will all be closed off to the public. This will continue until further notice. Please stay tuned to our Coronavius page for more updates. More information will follow soon.

Exciting News Regarding St. Frances Cabrini

We have some exciting news to share with you! After working closely with the Diocese over the summer and into the fall, we received our Catholic Strong construction approvals just before Thanksgiving. Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, our Knights of Columbus’ resources and manpower, and a helping hand from the Hispanic community, we are in the position to move forward with the renovations of the St. Frances Cabrini bathrooms and Culliney Hall. The Knights will be providing paint for Culliney…

Christ at Mass Reflection for Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Our first reading today (Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29) begins with these words:  “My child conduct your affairs with humility and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts. Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find favor with God.“  We are asked to consider the role of humility in our lives. We are not being asked to think less of ourselves but to understand that everything we have is a gift from God. Saint…

Sunday Mass Reflection for August 11th, 2019

Abraham, our father in faith, was a nomadic herdsman who’s home base was around the ancient city of Ur, in what is today, southern Iraq.  One day, God tells Abraham to just go where God tells him to go, and Abraham says, “OK”.  We should pause and think about what that meant to Abraham.  He didn’t know where he was going, but the final destination was Israel.  Jerusalem is a straight line shot from Ur of about 750 miles, but…